More homes in the north-east can upgrade to superfast broadband as part of a £428 million project.
A telecoms giant is set to hire 40 trainee engineers from across the North-east as part of its largest ever recruitment drive.
Aberdeen is set to benefit from a £600 million funding programme to deliver superfast broadband.
Almost 10,000 workers have now lost their jobs in the North Sea oil and gas sector, according to Energy Minister Fergus Ewing.
Business Minister Fergus Ewing has broken the ground at a new £4 million oil and gas testing facility in Aberdeen.